Hatfield Forest

Hatfield Forest

Things to see and do

A footpath heading off in to the Forest

Hatfield Forest Trails 

Explore the further reaches of Hatfield Forest by following one of our themed trails. Whilst the main focus is on natural history, there is also some regular history to discover. If you are lucky, you may spot fallow deer in the more remote areas.

The CB300 logo and portrait by Richard Cosway

Capability Brown at Hatfield Forest 

This summer we will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, one of the country's leading landscape designers, raising awareness of one of his smaller schemes.

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What's on

The Kings Driscolls band playing live at Woodfest in Hatfield Forest

WoodFest 

Join us for WoodFest in September and experience Hatfield Forest as it comes alive with music, crafts and much, much more...

Upcoming events

50 Things Thursday Walk

Thu 28 Jul 2016
10:30-15:00
How many 50 things can you tick off today?

Pond Dip Tuesdays - As part of the 50 Things

Tue 02 Aug 2016
10:30-15:00
Every Tuesday of the summer holidays we'll be pond dipping, so come and join in and tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.

Forest Art Wednesdays- As part of the 50 Things

Wed 03 Aug 2016
10:30-15:00
Every Wednesday of the summer holidays we'll be creating Forest Art, so come and join in and tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.

Danny, Champion of the World

Sat 06 Aug 2016
18:00-20:00
Illyria return with this magnificent tale by Roald Dahl. Danny and his father live in a caravan and run a petrol station and garage. Danny is devastated when he finds out about his father's secret passion for poaching in the estate of the greedy...

Picnic Hamper for Two

Sat 06 Aug 2016
18:00-20:00
Presented in a real (sixteen inch) wicker hamper for you to keep, we offer you a traditional English picnic to enjoy with the event. Includes a gingham cloth to keep. Order up to one week in advance of the event and collect at the time of the event

The Tales of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny (Second performance)

Sun 07 Aug 2016
15:00-17:00
The duo take-on the perils of Mr McGregor's garden in this classic tale by Beatrix Potter. Using live music Quantum Theatre's production promises a magical evening for young and old alike
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Eating and shopping

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History

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Wildlife

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Our work

 National Trust Warden rounding up sheep near Forest Lodge at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Our work 

Find out more about the many different types of conservation work we undertake in the Forest.

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Learning

Learning at Hatfield Forest